1973 Miss America Pageant
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Miss America 1973: Terry Anne Meeuwsen, Miss Wisconsin
1st runner-up: Constance Anne Dorn, Miss North Carolina
2nd runner-up: Linda Kay Olsen, Miss Pennsylvania
3rd runner-up: Mae Beth Cormany, Miss Texas
4th runner-up: Rebecca Sue Graham, Miss Indiana
Miss Wisconsin Terry Meeuwsen was crowned Miss America 1973 by outgoing titleholder Laurie Lea Schaefer, Miss America 1972, of Ohio. Meeuwsen won the preliminary talent and swimsuit competitions earlier that week.
She won the talent competition for her vocal performance of “He Touched Me’ and won the swimsuit competition wearing a pastel aqua swimsuit. In the evening gown competition, she wore a beautiful white lace gown with crystal enhancements.
A professional singer, Terry had toured the country with the New Christy Minstrels, a gospel group.
At the end of her reign, she crowned her successor, Rebecca Ann King, Miss America 1974, of Colorado.
She went on to become a host of The 700 Club on CBN, a Christian show broadcast internationally.